Sunday, August 21, 2011

The Shifters by Alexandra Sokoloff

Caitlin MacDonald is the Keeper of the Shapeshifters in New Orleans. One morning she wakes up after having a bad dream and has the feeling that something really bad is going to happen. Ryder Mallory is a shapeshifting bounty hunter. He agrees with Caitlin that something is going to happen, it's in the air. Tourists are dying after being filled with a walk in entity and Caitlin and Ryder along with the leaders of the Others communities in NOLA are trying to find the leader. They are targeting Caitlin and she and Ryder are afraid they will also go after her sisters who are the Keeps for the vampires and werewolves.
Caitlin is not sure she can trust Ryder after being lied to by another shifter.

Set is New Orleans the description lends a lot to the storyline. From glimpses into clubs and the walk on Bourbon Street the flare of NOLA is there. A nice balance between the descriptive passages and the dialogue between the characters. Caitlin is trying to prove herself not only to herself but to her sisters too, that she can really take care of a watch over the shifters. Ryder will do anything to bring the walk ins to justice. One of them killed his sister so it's personal. He also wants to make sure Caitlin is safe from harm. Liked the storyline and the flow of the book. A very fast read for me and a good paranormal romance.

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